Injuries Caused by Emergency Room Errors
Greenville Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Emergency rooms are always busy and often understaffed. But the people who work in the ER still have a responsibility to provide adequate care and prevent further injury. The Greenville medical malpractice lawyers at the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. can review your case to determine if an ER error caused you serious injury. We represent clients in Raleigh, Charlotte, Rocky Mount, and nearby areas.
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What Types of Errors Occur in the ER?
These mistakes can have severe consequences for the ER patient. You go to the emergency room when you feel your health and life are in danger, and you rely on the expertise of ER workers to diagnose your symptoms and treat the medical problem. Subtle symptoms of things like stroke, heart attack and appendicitis are easily dismissed as indicative of minor aches and pain. In such situations, you may be sent home, only to suffer a severe health problem in the hours or days following.
Some of the most common mistakes that arise in the ER include:
- Wrong medication or wrong dose administered
- Failure to properly diagnose the emergency medical condition
- Failure to recognize signs of a life-threatening medical problem
- Delayed treatment
- Improper monitoring of patient
- Incorrectly interpreting lab or radiology results
- Birth injuries
Life-Altering Consequences of ER Errors
If you are sent home from the ER prematurely or otherwise provided substandard care, there may be severe ramifications, such as:
- Heart attack
- Blood clot in the lungs
- Undiagnosed terminal disease
- Ruptured appendix
- Blood infection
Our experienced medical negligence lawyers are personally committed to helping you resolve your case in the most advantageous way possible. We can help you pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other costs and losses associated with your injury. If a loved one is now deceased because of a mistake in the ER, we can help you pursue wrongful death compensation. As an added benefit to our clients, we work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay any attorney's fees until we recover compensation for you.
Contact the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. at (252) 285-4081 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Greenville medical malpractice lawyer.